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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BOOKS

    Books that help kids retain knowledge on summer breaks

    Posted Jul 23rd 2013, 12:00am by MCT

    ... Most education experts say that children lose about three months of knowledge over the summer and teachers have to spend the first two months of the new school year catching up. Fortunately, there are ways to keep what they learned firmly inside their hea ...

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    Honesty and humour enrich journalist's unlikely life journey

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by Doretta Lau

    ... Doretta Lau Honesty and humour enrich journalist's unlikely life journey During the 1990s, American journalist Alison Singh Gee spent several years working for the South China Morning ... of her life, a fellow journalist named Ajay. The story of their courtship is worthy of a soap opera- spoiler alert: he's Indian landed gentry and his family owns a palace called Mokimpur. ...

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    Richard Burton's journal of a booze-soaked life

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... Richard Burton's prodigious drinking is a constant backdrop to his fascinating, almost-charmed life, his passion for Liz Taylor and his loathing of the acting profession, writes Simon ... the reader is any nearer to understanding the origins of his addiction. ("I don't know why I drink so much. I'm not unhappy…") On the face of it, he led a blessed life. Born ...

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    J.K. Rowling dissects small-town life in new novel

    Posted Oct 07th 2012, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd J.K. Rowling holds nothing back in her first adult novel, a searing study of small-town life, writes James Kidd Bawdy House The Casual Vacancy J.K. Rowling Little, Brown    ... a slum-like suburb encroaching from the larger neighbouring town of Yarvil. The ensuing culture clash is played out in every area of Pagford communal life: at school, the doctor's, the shops, ...

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    Bokhary's memoirs offer look at the man who held the gavel

    Posted Jul 07th 2013, 12:00am by Cliff Buddle

    ... suggests: a series of recollections - 249 of them. They are described by Bokhary as "tiny dabs of paint on the broad canvas of Hong Kong's story". They tell the judge's life story, too. Topics include his ancestry - he was born in Hong Kong where his father, an army officer, had arrived after the second world war with the British forces - his life as a law student, ...

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    Decoding the great Fitzgerald

    Posted Jul 07th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... if not entirely forgotten. The Great Gatsby had sold only seven copies in the last year of his life, and his complete works had earned royalties totalling US$13.13. Not long before his death, Fitzgerald ... Great Neck being the real-life version of West Egg, the location of Gatsby's Long Island mansion and narrator Nick Carraway's rented cottage. Sarah Churchwell's new book, Careless ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    Pao's daughter reveals details of his role as political catalyst

    Posted Jul 14th 2013, 12:00am by Oliver Chou

    ... a memoir, as the subject lived an extraordinary life in an extraordinary time. In documenting the life of her father, the late shipping magnate Pao Yue-kong, Anna Pao Sohmen puts on record exclusive ... with her early family life, and what she observed as her father's subtlety toward things he disliked but somehow accepted, such as his grandfather's smoking and his mother's mahjong ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    In Nijinsky, ballet's spark of genius smothered by madness

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... Veronica Horwell Ballet's spark of genius smothered by madness Nijinsky: A Life by Lucy Moore Profile Vaslav Nijinsky was almost immobile at the last moment of his real life. Only his ... Half of his short life had been in training, first as the infant-phenomenon son of dancers scrabbling around the Russian provincial entertainment circuit- here the boy begged a tap lesson from ...

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    Closing acts: Clive James

    Posted Jul 14th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... an instinctive optimism that is what you'd expect but is nevertheless moving. Almost everything in the life of this great literary polymath is edged with darkness. James now dwells in a kind ... a wonderful life, but I've made my life here." Vivian Leopold James (he adopted "Clive" after Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara made his name seem girlish), born in 1939, has ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    Forever young, sadly

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 05:15pm by James Kidd

    ... it fills the empty places in my life. Some of them. Not all.” However, like so much else in the novel, this gives the impression of profundity without really saying anything at all. Instead ... for too long, just a little of you would exist everywhere, all spread out.” Gaiman has described adult fiction as writing that leaves life’s “boring” bits in. But the mere fact that he views ...




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